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Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet Robert  Howard

Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet

Robert Howard

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ISBN : 9780814773086
Hardcover
213 pages
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Digital Jesus documents how like-minded individuals created a large web of religious communication on the Internet devoted to End Times ideology, in essence developing a new type of new religious movement-a virtual church without a central leader orMoreDigital Jesus documents how like-minded individuals created a large web of religious communication on the Internet devoted to End Times ideology, in essence developing a new type of new religious movement-a virtual church without a central leader or institution. Based on over a decade of interaction with figures both large and small within this community, Robert Glenn Howard offers the first sustained ethnographic account of the movement as well as a realistic and pragmatic view of how new communication technologies can both empower and disem-power the individuals who use them. By tracing the groups origins back to the email lists and Usenet groups of the 1980s up to the online forums of today, Digital Jesus also serves as a succinct history of the development of online group communications.